Microscope

Came across this game called Microscope which looks like something akin to what we used to call Metagame. The designer also has a website for the game. I’m intrigued.

It also looks like it’s at least somewhat related to the idea of the Lexicon game, though it seems to incorporate time perhaps a bit more structurally. (It also appears that 20×20 Room is no more. This means that the canonical link to Neel’s original outline of the idea (Neel Krishnaswami’s “Lexicon: an RPG”) is gone. However, there’s a mirror of it here.)

I’m curious to find out more about it. I find that reviews don’t explain how it works as completely as I’d like, though there is a whole series here, so maybe I’ll get it better when I read through the whole set.

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6 Responses to “Microscope”

  1. thor Says:

    is a post on StortGames from the author with a lot of followup to questions. Many of them turned out to be about shipping but there is still some good stuff. There are also some actual play posts on Ben’s site which should offer a better understanding.

  2. Risus Monkey Says:

    My post wasn’t intended to he a full review. You should Google the Age of Ravens blog. There’s a really detailed review and AP that may answer your questions.

  3. Risus Monkey Says:

    Review URL: http://ageofravens.blogspot.com/2011/04/microscope-rpgs-i-like.html

  4. rthorm Says:

    To RM: I didn’t mean to imply any criticism of what you had written about the game. I was intrigued by the idea of your game-on-a-plane, but it didn’t tell me as much about how the game worked in the way I wanted to know more about it.

    Thanks both of you for the further information.

  5. rthorm Says:

    Another introduction of Microscope was on RPG Geek

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